Event Format



Wed, May 15, 2019, 01:00 PM – Wed, May 15, 2019, 02:00 PM





Event Host

Health Forum

Contact Information

AHA Health Forum Webinars


Align the Skilled Nursing Facilities in Your Community to Your Priorities
A new method for SNFs to help lower readmissions and value-based program costs

Wednesday, May 15, 2019
1 - 2 p.m. Eastern; noon - 1 p.m. Central; 10 - 11 a.m. Pacific


Learn how two large hospitals tapped into data from skilled nursing facilities’ (SNFs’) electronic medical records to dramatically re-shape the hospital-SNF relationship. The result: Hospital readmissions coming from the SNFs dropped 50 percent, the organizations’ value-based programs decreased costs by millions of dollars, and patient care dramatically improved.

The presenters will discuss the projects, how they were run, and how the data was captured using a unique new tool. This tool takes zero involvement by your IT team and minimal involvement by case management staff, and it accesses the data in all your area SNFs without the need for an integration project. There has been a breakthrough in giving hospitals access to the SNF data that they really need.


What You Will Learn:

  • How to connect your case management team to the data they need from the SNF.
  • How to use real-time data to work with the SNFs on positive behavior changes.
  • How to use real-time data to manage your SNF network with precision.
  • How to lower hospital readmissions from SNFs by 50 percent.
  • How to reduce costs in value-based programs (e.g., ACOs, BPCI, Medicare Advantage) from SNF admissions.



Scott Rifkin, MD
Founder and Executive Chairman
Real Time Medical Systems
Linthicum Heights, Md.


Phyllis Wojtusik, RN
Executive Vice President
Real Time Medical Systems
Linthicum Heights, Md.